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Noncitizen Resources

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Created August 21, 2019

Organizations that may be able to help you with immigration issues. Call the one nearest to you for help.

Greater Boston, Central Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, Northeastern Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts

Greater Boston

African Community Health Initiatives (ACHI)
101 Tremont Street, Suite 415
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (857) 753-4886
Fax: (857) 753-4856
ACHI Works with health providers to give education and screening for health problems, including immunization services and HIV/AIDS education and prevention services. Goes with clients to their health and social services appointments. Participates in African community activities and events. Offers immigration advice, education and referrals. Helps to enroll clients in the state health insurance programs.

Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 426-9492
Fax: (617) 482-2316
The Asian American Civic Assocation offers immigration counseling, citizenship application assistance, ESOL and English classes, interpretation and translation services, after-school youth programs and social services. Offers vocational training, job readiness workshops and job placement. Publishes biweekly the Sampan Newspaper. Chinese spoken.

Catholic Charities of Boston
275 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 464-8100
Fax: (617) 464-8150
Catholic Charities of Boston offers refugee resettlement services for refugees and asylees, legal consultation and representation and fee-based interpreter and translation services. Consultation with an immigration attorney costs $40.00.
You must make your appointment e in advance. Call on Monday mornings to schedule.
Email [email protected] to get interpreter or translation services.

Centro Presente
12 Bennington Street, Suite 202
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (857) 256-2981
Fax: (857) 256-2958
Centro Present offers ESOL and citizenship classes for adults, citizenship application assistance, family-based immigration petitions and NACARA cases, legal services and workshops about worker’s rights. Spanish spoken.

De Novo
1 West Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 661-1010
Fax: (617) 661-1011
De Novo offers legal advice and representation in asylum, domestic violence and unaccompanied minor cases. Also offers mental health counseling and social services. Services offered statewide with focus on Greater Boston. Farsi, French and Spanish spoken.

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
50 Meridian Street, Suite B1
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 567-2750
Fax: (617) 569- 5946
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council offers counseling about Family Petitions, Adjustment Status, Green Cards and Work Permit Renewals, Citizenship, NACARA, TPS, Advance Parole, notary service and legal aid referrals. Offers ESOL and adult education classes and interpretation and translation services. Spanish spoken.

Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association
614 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-4232
Fax: (617) 492-7685
The Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association helps with translating and filling out forms and with benefits questions for refugees and immigrants. Gives referrals to Greater Boston Legal Services for more complicated immigration questions. Amharic spoken.

Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 371-1234 or 1-800-323-3205
Fax: (617) 371-1222
Greater Boston Legal Services handles immigration cases, including asylum cases, domestic violence cases, cases for unaccompanied children, TPS counseling and relief from removal. Offers community education/training. Services given statewide. French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

Haitian American Public Health Initiatives
1601-1603 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Phone: (617) 298-8076
Fax: (617) 296-1570
Haitian American Public Health Initiatives offers health and social services, after school programs, HIV and health education, leadership development for youths, elder services, ESOL and citizenship classes, citizenship assistance and legal aid referrals. Offers counseling, support groups, social activities and financial support for mentally challenged children and their families. Helps refugees and recent immigrants connect to services. Works with the Shine Program. Haitian Creole and French spoken.

International Institute of New England, Boston Office
2 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 695-9990
Fax: (617) 695-9191
The International Institute of New England, Boston Office focuses on and helps with asylum cases, refugee permanent resident cards, citizenship, replacement permanent resident cards and I-94s, refugee travel documents, re-entry permits, advance parole, affidavits of support, and consultations.

Also offers family-based immigration and adjustment of status petitions. Holds weekly walk-in hours. Offers deportation defense and assistance for battered women. Serves Boston CIES jurisdiction; all nationalities. BIA accredited staff. Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Irish International Immigrant Center
100 Franklin Street, Lower Level-1
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 542-7654
Fax: (617) 542-7655
The Irish International Immigrant Center offers services for general inquiries, immigration advice, counseling, legal representation, citizenship preparation, ESOL and job readiness. French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 647-5327
Fax: (781) 693-5558
The Jewish Family and Children’s Service offers social services, case management, citizenship assistance, ESOL classes and legal aid referrals. Russian spoken.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
1046 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 864-7600
Fax: (617) 864 -7621
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers offers social services, citizenship assistance and legal aid referrals. Portuguese spoken.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
105 Chauncey Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 350-5480
Fax: (617) 350-5499
MIRA offers information about immigrant eligibility for public benefits and technical help on immigration status questions. MIRA does not provide legal services. Albanian, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

Immigrant Advancement
Contact: Outreach Coordinator
1 City Hall Square, Room 806
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: (617) 635-2980
Fax: (617) 635-4540
Immigrant Advancement offers a free immigration clinic the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

North Shore Assembly of God Church Compassion Immigration
77 Kennedy Drive
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 480-4179
Fax: (781) 324-1977
The North Shore Assembly of God Church Compassion Immigration offers representation before U.S.C.I.S. and Immigration Court. Helps with applications for: Family Visa petitions, National Visa Center forms, Permanent Resident/Adjustment of Status (green card), Refugee Travel Documents, Advance Parole, Re-entry Permits, Affidavits, Affidavit of Support, DV Lottery, Fiancé Visa Petition, Removal of Conditions on Residence, Temporary Protected Status, Replacement of Alien Card and Replacement of Arrival Document. Offers low cost legal immigration services and ESOL and English classes. Legal consultations are by appointment; please call or e-mail Marlane Codair at [email protected]. Fees are based on help needed.

Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
98 North Washington Street, Suite 106
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 742-9296
Fax: (617) 742-9385
PAIR represents asylum-seekers before the Asylum Office and Immigration Court, and immigrants in immigration detention seeking relief from removal in Immigration Court and release on bond. Represents immigration detainees in habeas corpus proceedings in federal court. Presents “Know Your Rights” classes and individual counseling with immigrants in detention. Services provided statewide. French and Spanish spoken.

Somali Development Center
10 Malcolm X Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 522-0700
Fax: (617) 522-7484
The Somali Development Center offers comprehensive social services, youth services, employment services, citizenship and ESOL classes, translation and interpretation services, legal assistance, immigration help and benefits assistance for Somali and other African natives; (mostly refugees). Somali spoken.

Central Massachusetts

Community Legal Aid
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 752-3718 or 1-855-252-5342
Fax: (508) 752-5918
Community Legal Aid offers free representation to financially eligible noncitizens in the areas of housing, public benefits, disability and employment law. Offers free representation to noncitizens seeking humanitarian immigration relief, including asylum, relief under the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas for crime victims and T visas for Trafficking victims. Offers free family law representation to noncitizens who are victims of domestic violence. Serves low-income and elderly residents of Central and Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties). Spanish spoken.

Friendly House
36 Wall Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (508) 755-4362
Fax: (508) 793-7800
Friendly House offers routine immigration services, such as green card replacement, adjustment of status and naturalization.

Western Massachusetts

Berkshire Immigrant Center
67 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 445-4881
Fax: (413) 445-4802
The Berkshire Immigrant Center offers help completing forms, filings with USCIS, application assistance, ESOL/Civics classes for citizenship applicants, legal aid referrals and walk-in clinics. Please call for an appointment. Russian and Spanish spoken.

Community Legal Aid
20 Hampton Avenue, Suite 100
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-4034 or 1-855-252-5342
Fax: (413) 585-0418

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152 North Street, Suite E-155
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 499-1950 or 1-855-252-5342
Fax: (413) 448-2715

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One Monarch Place, Suite 400
Springfield, MA 01144
Phone: (413) 781-7814 or 1-855-252-5342
Fax: (413) 746-3221

Community Legal Aid offers free representation to financially eligible noncitizens in the areas of housing, public benefits, disability and employment law. Offers free representation to noncitizens seeking humanitarian immigration relief, including asylum, relief under the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas for crime victims and T visas for Trafficking victims. Offers free family law representation to noncitizens who are victims of domestic violence. Serves low-income and elderly residents of Central and Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties). Spanish spoken.

Jewish Family Service - New American Program
15 Lenox Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: (413) 737-2601 ext. 122
Fax: (413) 737-0323
The New American Program o ffers: Refugee Resettlement Program, social services, citizenship classes, ESOL classes for refugees seeking employment and legal aid referrals. Russian, Somali, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Swahili, Kirundi, Nepali, Ukrainian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic spoken.

Lutheran Social Services of New England/West Springfield
593 Main Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: (413) 787-0725
Fax: (413) 734-0859
Lutheran Social Services of New England/West Springfield offers resettlement services, social services, employment services, ESOL and citizenship classes and legal aid referrals. Teaches farming skills. Russian, Somali, Burmese, Karen, Bhutanese, Nepali, Arabic and Spanish spoken.

Multicultural Resource Center
425 Union Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: (413) 726-1352
Fax: (413) 726-1354
Email: [email protected]
The Multicultural Resource Center offers social services, citizenship assistance, translation and interpretation and legal aid referrals. Russian spoken.

Southeastern Massachusetts

Catholic Social Services
1600 Bay Street
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: (508) 674-4681
Fax: (508) 675-2224
Catholic Social Services specializes in asylum cases and citizenship assistance. Helps with selective petitions and naturalization applications. Small fee may apply. Cambodian, Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc.
58 Crapo Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 996-8113
Fax: (508) 993-6621
The Immigrants’ Assistance Center s pecializes in helping immigrants solve problems with family, schooling, jobs, housing, documentation, translation, interpretation, referral, counseling and advocacy services. Offers English language and citizenship classes for immigrants in the Greater New Bedford area. Offers native language citizenship classes in Portuguese and Creole to elderly immigrants. Creole and Portuguese spoken.

Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC,
a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc
62 Main Street, Suite 302
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 586-2110 or 1-800-244-8393
Fax: (508) 587-3222
The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts specializes in asylum, family-based immigration petitions, naturalization, affidavit of support and more. Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc
22 Bedford Street Fall
River, MA 02720
Phone: (508) 676-6265 or 1-800-244-9023
Fax: (508) 676-5861

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460 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: (508) 775-7020 or 1-800-244-9023
Fax: (508) 790-3955
South Coastal Counties Legal Services offers an intake hotline for noncitizens applying for services, including family law, from the Justice Center. Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth Immigration Law Clinic
333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: (508) 985-1174
Fax: (508) 985-1136
The University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth Immigration Law Clinic handles and counsels various types of immigration cases, including relief from removal, bond, asylum, domestic violence and other violence victims cases, unaccompanied children and abused victim workers. Offers community education/training. Serves primarily Bristol County and Southeastern Massachusetts. Portuguese and Spanish spoken.

Northeastern Massachusetts

International Institute of New England – Lowell Office
155 Merrimack Street, 5th Floor
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 459-9031
Fax: (978) 459-0154
The International Institute of New England – Lowell Office sees clients by appointment, with interpreters available upon request, also accommodates emergency walk-ins. Clients include individuals who are legally eligible for citizenship status changes and need consultation and assistance from a qualified attorney to complete applications to the USCIS and prepare for USCIS interviews. Also offers employment- oriented English. Burmese and Cambodian spoken.

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc.
Maria del Pilar Quintana Family Center
404 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: (978) 794-5399
Fax: (978) 689-8133
The Maria del Pilar Quintana Family Center offers social services, basic computer skills training, ESOL classes and citizenship assistance. Spanish spoken.

Russian Community Association of Massachusetts
330 Lynnway, Suite 302
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: (781) 593-0100
Fax: (781) 599-3329
The Russian Community Association of Massachusetts offers the following social services to refugees and political asylees: post-resettlement services including case management, advocacy and referrals, ESOL (English-to-Work) and literacy classes, interpretation and translation services, employment services, health educational programs, elder services, after school for Middle and High school students and summer program for grades 2-12 and legal aid and immigration referrals. Offers assistance with citizenship application packet, preparation for interview and classes to refugees and immigrants. Russian, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Khmer, Nepali, Somali, Sudanese and Spanish spoken.

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